Grainger (NYSE: GWW), broad line distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, has tapped Matt Fortin as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. With this appointment, he will join the Grainger Leadership Team.
“With nearly two decades of experience in roles across Grainger, Matt brings an innate understanding of our business and our diverse team member populations,” said D.G. Macpherson, CEO, Grainger. “Grainger is frequently recognized for its culture, where our team members are valued, comfortable being themselves, and encouraged to voice their opinions. I believe Matt will be a champion for the team member experience and the customers and communities we are privileged to serve.”
Matt joined Grainger in 2006 and most recently served as the Group Vice President for the Merchandising and Supplier Management function, leading the team responsible for building and publishing Grainger’s product assortment.
He has held roles of increasing responsibility across Grainger’s supply chain and led the company’s sourcing and commercial operations in China. Prior to joining Grainger, he spent 16 years at General Motors progressing through leadership roles in manufacturing, purchasing, continuous improvement and general management.
W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2022 sales of $15.2 billion, is a broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom.